Friday, July 13, 2007

"The Nigh Mets are my favorite."

Yesterday Chris and I managed the Mets against each others team. In the opener, I had the Mets against the Dodgers. Not much good came of that, as the other NY team dropped them both, the second game a one-hitter. Cliff Floyd was consistent, though ... hit a weak groundball to 2B, get thrown out. This happened every AB in the first game, and once or twice in the second.

Then Chris took over for the Subway Series. In the opener, Randy Johnson again pitched well. He gave up two runs in the first inning, but then held the Mets Scoreless. The Yankees also got two runs in the first, but then did nothing. Johnson just can't get reasonable run support (much less the Unreasonable support provided to other pitchers). He stayed in for a tie game, before eventually leaving. Scott Proctor gave up a run, though, and again the "Bombers." In the 8th inning A-Rod tried to squeeze home the tying run, but failed. The Yankees lost the opener 3-2. Pedro Martinez got the win, pitching 8 innings and striking out 10.

Nothing much to say about the second game ... Here's the Yankees total Batting:
44 Plate Appearances, 3 Singles, 2 Doubles, 1 Triple, 3 HR, 8 Walks, 12 Ks, 10 Totals runs.
Mussina went 5.3 Innings, giving up 2 ER on 4 hits. Mike Myers came in for long relief and allowed no hits or walks. Yankees win 10-2. Sorry Mark.

The Mets did have the bases loaded in the sixth (which is when Mussina was yanked), only to hit into an X-2-4 double play (I'm not sure who the X was). The Yankees had typical gaudy stats (after the 2nd game), but managed to strike out 24 times in the series.



At 7:13 PM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could just hear Dennis' voice "You're taking out your starter? He's thrown a one hitter through 7 and he's not tired!" But it turned out to be the right decision as my setup and closer did not allow a run or hit to preserve the one-hit jewel.

Brian, I lost count of how many times the Yankees hit the pitcher card in the first game instead of their own, but it was pretty much...every time.

A few interesting plays--a squeeze play that didn't quite work, a lomax to the second baseman (lineout and step on the bag to double off the runner), quite a few injuries, the introduction of "The Duaner," and a one out, infield-in with the bases loaded that turned a gbA (inning-ending double play) into a forceout at home with a single out, allowing a bases loaded situation to continue. Is there a mechanism to get a DP on an infield in (something like infielder to home to first?).

Overall some fun games. Dennis, I'll get you the box scores soon.

At 7:49 PM, July 13, 2007, Blogger Brian said...

Ah, the Duaner. (Duaner Sanchez. "He's even more Duane!" )


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